Hi, I’m Lorna Barrett.

I was blessed to work in television news for more than 30 years until my recent early retirement.

From WLNS TV-6 in Lansing, Michigan to WNEM TV-5 in Saginaw, Michigan and WEWS TV-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. I spent the majority of those years in front of the camera as an Anchor/Reporter, before transitioning to behind the scenes as an Associate Producer and Content Coordinator.

During my career I met some truly inspirational people. I’ve created NewsForYourSoul.com to tell their stories. There’s so much bad news, we don’t often see those doing good. That’s the reason for my website, to share their positive, uplifting stories of hope.

My professional path prepared me for my true passion, purpose and ministry. News that honors God, and nourishes your mind, heart & soul. 

It’s “information with inspiration”!



  • Michelle Obama & Lorna Barrett
  • Lorna Barrett & Michelle Obama
  • Lorna inducted Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame
  • Lorna Barrett & Oprah Winfrey
  • Lorna, Oprah & Summer
  • Lorna interviews Magic Johnson
  • Lorna & Magic Johnson
  • Lorna & Ted Henry Browns Special
  • Lorna & Ted Henry anchor news live on location
  • Lorna political convention
  • Lorna & Ted Henry anchor evening news
  • Celebration of Hope


Howard_Davis_Jr.2Howard Davis Jr. is the two-time Emmy award winning videographer and video editor for NewsForYourSoul.com. Howard and I worked together more than 15 years at WEWS TV-5 before he joined WJW Fox-8 in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to his television news career, Howard is the founder of BOK Productions, and Director of Film Production for the Animated Tune Factory, a Cleveland based company that produces 2D & 3D animation and music videos.

Howard is also a talented children’s book author and you can click the link to see his latest publication, “Professorteachalot”.

But most importantly, Howard is a strong man of God who, like me, wants to use his work to inspire hope in others. I’m blessed, that with his pictures and my words, we can create inspirational stories that will nourish your mind, heart and soul!


Ebony WebsterBorn and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Ebony Webster’s dedication to her community has shaped and inspired her professional path. Educated in her hometown, Ebony earned her Associate’s Degree in Journalism from Cuyahoga Community College in 2005, her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Cleveland State University in 2008, and her Master’s Degree in Communications Management from John Carroll University in 2013. While obtaining her degrees, Ebony served as News Editor, Press Marketing Assistant, and News Writer for her college newspapers.

Ebony began her professional career interning at WKYC and The Village Television, where she worked in the Production and Marketing Department writing press releases and coordinating news coverage for community events. This experience led her to obtaining a job as a News Producer at NewsChannel5. During her seven years at NewsChannel 5, Ebony wrote, edited, shot, and produced on-air content while showcasing the station as a positive brand. Her success in brand establishment and promotion led her to her current role as the Director of Marketing at I CAN SCHOOLS, where she began in 2013. In addition to her position at the charter school network, Ebony serves as an Assistant Professor of Communications at the University of Akron. Ebony’s professional successes also include a number of entrepreneurial activities: she is a published author in works to open her own publishing company and owns Monique’s Shoe Studio, an online shoe boutique.

Ebony is not only my former Newschannel 5 colleague, she’s also my Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sister who continues to impress me with her ambition and drive to achieve, while making sure to give back to her community at the same time. That’s why I’m thrilled she’s bringing her experience and talents to NewsForYourSoul.com as the Social Media Manager. Ebony will help to spread the word about these inspirational, positive stories through several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and others. I’m honored she’ll help me reach a greater audience, inspire more people with hope, and nourish more minds, hearts and souls!

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